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Mail over break

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by none, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Okay, important question...I'm heading home for winter break for about a month beginning December 8th...should I let schools know to direct all mail to my permanent address that they plan on sending between then and when I come back January 3rd? So...if I should, when should I tell them? Next week? The week after? I want to get mail here until then...but I REALLY am extremely nervous about not getting important mail. And it looks like some schools still do send interview invites by snail mail.
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  3. I can't think of a name

    I can't think of a name Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2001
    I am having that same problem. I am planning on sending an e-mail to the schools about a week before indicating the dates that I can and should be reached at home. When I moved from home to school and had to change my address, the schools were pretty responsive to the e-mails. And they should be pretty understanding of the problem.

    With that out of the way, my only problem this holiday should be finding a competent babysitter for my fish :)
  4. Bruno

    Bruno Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2001
    Instead of contacting every med school, you can get your mail forwarded by the US Postal Service just for the time that you're away. Go to any post office and ask for a "change of address" form. Be sure to fill it out pretty soon, since it takes awhile to take effect.
  5. alice

    alice Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    i am sure that you don't have to worry about it. these schools must have had students on break before. if something comes while you're away, i am sure they will understand why you haven't responded. they are aware that the applicants are human....most of the time. i say go home and make sure to spend some time NOT obsessing about this nightmare process. :)
  6. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    Chill out everyone. Your mail isn't going to go anywhere. My suspicion is that schools won't be sending out any mail from about Dec. 21/22 to about Jan. 4. So, don't fret about that and ruin your break. I agree w/ Bruno's post about having your mail forwarded by the US Postal Service. That's probably the way to go...

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